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FAQ's

The Van Soccer Association (VSA) is a Member Association of North Texas State Soccer Association (NTSSA) whose Bylaws and Rules form a standard for our Articles & Rules.  Follow links on the About Us  page for these documents.

 

How much is registration?
The Registration page displays Registration fees during the open Registration period prior to the Draft held before each Season.

When does the season start?
The Association Playing Year shall begin on September 1 and end on August 31 of the following calendar year.  The Membership may divide the Playing Year into as many Playing Seasons as desired.  Check out the Calendar page to find the coming or current Playing Season dates.

How old does my child have to be to play soccer?
A child must be four (4) years old on or before 31 DEC to be eligible to play in the Fall.  Additionally, VSA permits players who turn four (4) years of age during the current Playing Year to participate in the U6 age division in the spring season if registration is available

Furthermore, to play in a Division a child must meet a minimum age requirement by 31 DEC of the playing year:

Division

Minimum Age

U6

4

U8

5

U10

7

U12

9

U14

11

U16

13

U19

15


When will my child practice?
Coaches communicate with their team to determine practice schedules.

When will my child have games?
The Director of Scheduling/Registrar schedules most games on Saturdays but there can be games on Tuesday or Thursday during the week.  We try to schedule eight (8) games for each team during each Playing Season. 

How long are my child’s games?

Division

Periods

Minutes

Between

Total

 

 

 

Periods

 

U6

4

8

2

41

U8

4

10

2

49

U10

2

25

5

55

U12

2

30

5

65

U14

2

35

5

75

U16

2

40

10

90

U19

2

45

10

100


Is my child's uniform included in the registration cost?
No.  Your child's Coach will advise you on the costs of a uniform.  Additionally, your child's team may have a sponsor who is willing to provide a uniform. 

What equipment will my child need?
1.  Shin guards are manditory

2.  All Players must wear soft-cleated soccer shoes or tennis shoes, which excludes the wearing of hard sole shoes or “baseball” style, metal, or hard pointed plastic cleats.

3.  Soccer ball

Ball Size

Division

3

U6 - U8

4

U10 - U12

5

U14 & up